LdM Tuscania promotes academic and cultural programs in a natural rural setting. Students enjoy a wholesome and healthy rhythm of life, learning from highly qualified faculty while fully engaging in the local community. Living in Tuscania, students learn how to bridge different cultures and languages through dialogue while taking time to nurture and develop new relationships. Students experience life-altering personal growth and gain an understanding of how they move through the world.
This hilltop town is located just north of Rome, sitting on the border of Tuscany and Lazio in the breathtaking countryside of the southern Maremma. The surrounding area possesses a nationally protected nature reserve and has a rich collection of archaeological sites that are not to be missed. Due to its central positioning, LdM Tuscania is convenient for day trips to the beach, volcanic lakes, and hot springs, as well as for visits to the nearby towns of Viterbo and Tarquinia, Rome, Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Assisi.
To make the most of their stay in Italy, LdM encourages students to discover different aspects of the country by visiting other sites, towns, cities, and regions: Tuscania’s close proximity to such a diverse variety of locations indeed allows students to obtain a complete Italian experience.
Free transfers are offered to LdM students on Thursdays and Fridays to reach the nearest train stations (Tarquinia or Viterbo), and on Sundays, free transfers are available from Tarquinia train station to Tuscania. During the week, there are buses that run from early morning to late afternoon, and licensed shuttle services are also available. Costs depend on the distance traveled, as well as the students’ itineraries.
Tuscania, famous for its tufa rocks promontories, has cinematic landscapes that have inspired artists and filmmakers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Orson Welles, and Franco Zeffirelli, all of whom have used Tuscania as a setting for their films. Tuscania has a lot to offer in terms of historical, cultural and artistic heritage, as well as unsurpassed natural beauty. Students can find the remnants of ancient civilizations all through the town and the surrounding area, which hosts a surprisingly large number of Etruscan necropolis, Roman archaeological sites, and Early Middle Age Romanesque churches of great historical and architectural relevance. Cultivated fields, spanning orchards, rows of olive trees, lush vineyards and fragrant fields of lavender punctuate the ever-changing charm of a seasonal landscape.